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Unformatted text preview: 4. Lack roots 2. Vascular Plants a. Characteristics: i. Transport tissue (vascular system) ii. Roots iii. Leaves iv. Good structural support for great heights v. Dominated after non-vasucalar plants colonized on land 3. Spermatophyte a. Characteristics: i. Plants that produce seeds 1. Whats the advantage? a. Everything needed to grow is packaed within the seed ii. Divided into gymnosperms (cones) and angiosperms (flowering plants) 1. iii. Pollen and ovules Transport System 1. Xylem: a. What is its function in plants? i. Conducts most of the water and minerals ii. Includes dead cells with walls made of lignin 2. Phloem a. What is its function? i. Transports sugars and other organic molecules ii. Consists of living cells...
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course BIO BILD 3 taught by Professor Christopherwills during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.
- Spring '10